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Glenfiddich Vintage Cask Review


26th November 2013
The Glenfiddich Vintage Cask has the fruity sweet Glenfiddich notes we know and love but coated in a lovely unique mild smokiness.

The Glenfiddich Vintage Cask is the third of three whiskies in the new travel retail exclusive Glenfiddich Cask Collection.

The whisky has inspired by the first Glenfiddich spirit that flowed from the stills in 1887, when barley was traditionally malted in kilns at the distillery over furnaces fuelled with dried local peat, infusing the whisky with a unique smokiness. The new Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask liquid reflects this legacy.

Uniquely for today it was created using spirit which was produced using peated barley then matured in European oak and American Bourbon casks then finished for at least 2 months in the innovative Vintage Cask Solera Vat which Glenfiddich have constructed in Warehouse 8 at the distillery in Dufftown to create this new expression.

The Glenfiddich Vintage Cask was bottled at 40% ABV, a 70cl bottle which will be available in global travel retail outlets from early 2014. RRP 80.00

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A lovely coastal note, sea salt, hay, some dark chocolate, touch of spice and a lovely mild smokiness.

Taste: A lovely mild creamy peat tanginess. The vanilla sweetness and smoke balance well. Some citrus fruitiness, oak spice, gentle vanilla fudge and a touch of cinnamon.

Finish: Creamy vanilla coated in sweet peat and oak spice continues long into the mildly drying finish.

Comment: The Glenfiddich Vintage Cask has the fruity sweet Glenfiddich notes we know and love but coated in a lovely unique smokiness. A unique complex and very easy to drink expression of Glenfiddich, and one to look out for on your Glenfiddich malt journey.

SMW Score 89/100


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